Mapping the Shadow: A Type-Based Approach to Shadow Work – Max Chegwyn

October 24 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm Australia/Sydney

Discover how to integrate the shadow using Type and the Seven Habits of Individuation model. In this presentation we will explore the common ways in which Type maps to Persona-Shadow dynamics and the different practices each Type can use for integration and psychospiritual growth.

Jungian Shadow Work is increasingly being used as a coaching tool. More people are recognising the benefits of integrating deeper aspects of themselves to bring balance to their lives, careers, and relationships. However, the shadow is not something that can be easily captured in a concept or identified independently.

In this presentation, we will discuss how Type can be used as a foundation for mapping and integrating the shadow. We will examine the most common ways Type correlates with Persona-Shadow dynamics and how this serves as a valuable tool for identifying shadow material. Finally, we will explore how different classifications of shadow material can be integrated using the Seven Habits of Individuation model.

About Max Chegwyn

Max Chegwyn is a psychospiritual educator and coach dedicated to helping freedom-minded individuals develop self-knowledge. As the curator of the Seven Habits of Individuation model, Max focuses on fostering individuation and psychospiritual growth. You can find his regular content and learn more about his work at

Picture of Max Chegwyn, curator of the Seven Habits of Individuation model, a man with a forest green jumper smiling directly at the camera.

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Elvis Presley: Exploring the 8 Jungian functions & type development with Mary McGuiness

September 2 @ 1:30 pm 2:45 pm Australia/Brisbane

Explore the life and music of Elvis Presley, his use of the 8 Jungian functions and type development. We will use the work of Gary & Margaret Hartzler to look at differences between poorly developed and well-developed functions.

This session is a keynote at the From Shadows to Showtime Conference, 1-2 September in Brisbane. Further details below.

Enjoy glimpses of the life and music of Elvis Presley as we explore the 8 Jungian functions and the process of personality development. Type theory tells us that we can use all the 8 Jungian functions (cognitive processes), but each type prefers certain functions and struggles to use and develop the others. Gary and Margaret Hartzler in Functions of Type list several skills associated with each of the 8 functions. These skills illustrate why a poorly developed function will be expressed differently to a function that is well developed. By looking at evidence from Elvis’s life, his music and his own words we will try to identify how he used each function, how his use of the functions changed over time, and how the changes were reflected in his music. And we will use the opportunity to reflect briefly on our own use of each function. This session will include theory, storytelling, some brief interaction and reflection, film and, of course music!

About Mary McGuiness

Mary McGuiness ENFP has 30 years’ experience teaching personality theory and training professionals to use the MBTI and MajorsPTI. She is founding Director of the Institute for Type Development, est.1986, providing advanced training for type professionals and consulting to organisations. Mary served for 10 years on the National Committee of AusAPT, with two years as President. She has published several books and resources on personality, including the best seller You’ve Got Personality. In 2006 Mary received a Life Membership Award from AusAPT.

Mary McGuiness

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Using Psychological Type Ethically: A Discussion of Whys and Hows with Karen Keefer

June 24 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm Australia/Sydney

APTi recently posted a new set of ethical standards for the use of psychological type (  Lead author Karen Keefer will share the goals and process of this project, and discuss the “hows and whys” of the new standards with us.  Bring your questions and concerns about the ethical use of type in your particular location and setting.  Karen is especially interested in current challenges you are facing, and in feedback on the applicability of these U.S.-based standards both internationally and cross-culturally.

About Karen Keefer

Karen Keefer, MA obtained her MBTI® qualification in 1987, and has used type in a variety of settings over the last 35 years.  She was a trainer for APTi’s MBTI Qualifying Program for 13 years and served as Director of that program.  She is an expert in the technique of type-based guided imagery originated by William Yabroff, and with him co-authored Four Gifts of the Mind, a workbook and CD set for using this technique to promote type development.  In addition to her work as a trainer and consultant, Karen has given numerous presentations at APTi conferences and at chapters.  She is a member and a Past President of Bay Area APT (BAAPT).  Her Best-Fit Type is INTJ.

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The two below documents are pre-reading for the session. The first document is a short article Karen wrote outlining the harms of type misuse, and the second is the new APTi ethical standards that Karen will discuss in the program.  If people would take the time to read these, that will facilitate the discussion.


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AusAPT 2023 Conference: From Shadows to Showtime

September 1 @ 9:00 am September 2 @ 3:30 pm Australia/Brisbane

Program and Presenters

The Australian Association for Psychological Type Inc is pleased to be returning to in-person conferencing this year.

Our 2023 conference, in subtropical Brisbane, will comprise two days of keynote and concurrent sessions over Friday and Saturday, 1–2 September.

Our conference program spans a diverse range of sessions from Australian and international presenters, with new faces alongside familiar names from across the wide world of psychological type. As our keynote speakers we’re honoured to present psychologist and author Dr Angelina Bennet from the UK and the world-renowned Australian type luminary Mary McGuiness.

The conference theme, From Shadows to Showtime, reflects our emergence from the shadows of pandemic back into the spotlight on stage. ‘Shadows’ also commemorates the centenary of publication, in English translation, of CG Jung’s Psychological Types, with Jungian topics featuring in our program. And ‘Showtime’ also acknowledges our conference venue in the midst of Brisbane’s historic showgrounds.

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Whether you’re a professional user of psychological type or an interested observer of personality types, our program has something for you. Booking are now open, so come and join us for Spring in the Sunshine State.


Registrations are open for AusAPT’s 2023 Conference, From Shadows to Showtime. Your registration covers the two days of conference sessions, including lunches on both days, and the conference dinner on Friday, 1 September.

For members of AusAPT and our partner associations (APTi, BAPT, AFTP, ILP), Early Bird registration costs just AUD 480. (That’s around USD 325, GBP 260, EUR 300 on current exchange rates.)

When registering for the conference you can sign up for, or renew, AusAPT membership to secure your member discount. (Pay $75 membership, save $80 on registration.) Conference discounts are also available for retirees and full-time students.

For non-members, registration costs AUD 560.

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Or you can book as a non-member. Plus you can add on the conference dinner for people coming with you but not attending the conference.

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Our 2023 Conference venue is Rydges Fortitude Valley, a 4.5 star hotel on the edge of downtown Brisbane that previously hosted our 2018 Conference.

Rydges is sited in the historic Showgrounds precinct (reflecting our ‘Showtime’ theme), 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport, an easy walk from Fortitude Valley rail station, and close to bus routes to the city and suburbs.

Rydges’ Paddock Bar is a convivial space for casual conversations with fellow delegates. And just outside the door is King Street with many cafes, bars and restaurants.

Rydges is offering Superior King rooms, plus buffet breakfast for one, at the special conference price of AUD 229 per night (that’s around USD 155, GBP 123). You can book your room via the link below:

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Personality Instruments: what to select and how they can assist

April 13 @ 6:30 pm 9:30 pm AEST

Adam Le Good & Rod Winning present Personality instruments, what to select and how they can assist in a practical, useful, fun evening with two top trainers, includes video.

While the focus will be on consultants, Human Resources & Organisational Development & Training and Development professionals who are most likely to be organising these interventions, the session will have applicability for anyone who is curious about what various instruments do and do not do, and how to select according to group needs. Adam and Rod will also provide information about the way that results and familiarity with the instrument’s results may lead to problem solving, coaching, counselling, and training with groups and organisations.

Adam and Rod have a series of videos in production entitled ‘Personality and Behaviour’ explaining that instruments are either essentially personality or behaviour identifiers, behaviour being an outcome of personality and context. The video series will be useful to a wide range of practitioners, students, HR & OD & consultants.

The first episode has been completed.  It is a broad level overview which compares the following instruments – MBTI, Herrmann, TMS, Belbin, Enneagram, DISC Advanced. It is not rating them, more looking for areas where they are best suited or perhaps not suited for.  They have interviewed practitioners from peak bodies in each of these styles. 

About the presenters

Adam Le Good

Adam Le Good has been working in Learning and Development for over 30 years and has been the director of Fundamental Training and Development since 1995. He designs and delivers management and personal development programs for a wide variety of clients throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Specialising in Leadership, Customer Service, Team Building, Project Management and many more, he often incorporates Behavioural and Personality instruments into his programs and is accredited to use MBTI, MBTI Step II, HBDI, DISC Advanced, Team Management Systems, the Belbin Team Roles and CCS Cards

With a degree in Psychology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, he uses his knowledge of human behaviour, practical applications of management principles and theory and a humorous and theatrical style to ensure participants enjoy their learning experience and are able to translate their newly acquired skills to their life and work.

He has been a member of AusAPT since 2019 and has recently taken on the role of General Manager of the Institute for Learning and Performance’s Academy where he oversees the introduction of the Certificate IV in Learning Design and Facilitation and is writing a module for this qualification entitled ‘Apply Psychometric Profiling Tools to Learning.’

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Rod Winning

Rod’s QUALS and BIO can be viewed on he is certified in NeuroLeadership and a qualified counsellor/coach as well as a film maker with decades of experience. He has an extensive background in training and has been a management development specialist for companies like Honda. His most recent film HOME TRUTHS produced with Lesley Coleman is about family violence. This film has won 9 international awards, and was made as a community service to be distributed free to individuals and organisations; go to to view and download. In addition to filming, editing, and co-producing Rod has also been involved in creating the accompanying e-books with Meredith Fuller (short and long versions).

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Type and Movies: Australian Images – with Peter Malone

May 13 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm AEST

Type and Movies, Australian Images: Muriel, Mad Max, Billy Kwan (Year of Living Dangerously), Edna Everage,  and films like Gallipoli, My Brilliant Career, Strictly Ballroom, Romper Stomper and those the group would like to raise.

Presented by Peter Malone who will show clips and facilitate a type discussion. Main actors in each movie have been ‘typed’ by Peter and will form the major part of our discussion in relation to ‘typing’ the film genres.

Peter is an MBTI Practitioner since 1986. He has presented seminars on Type and Movies, provides reviews in BAPT Typeface and other journals, and published books (Myers Briggs Goes to the Movies, The Type and Movie Book) for almost forty years.

Peter Malone

Peter’s last session on SUPERHEROES AND MOVIES attracted a huge group, don’t miss this one BOOK IN with Meredith or AusAPT by 1 May.

Entry:  bring a plate or drink to share. Join us at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

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Autism plus Improv Workshop

March 9 @ 6:30 pm 9:30 pm AEDT

OUR 1st EVENT for VIC AusAPT & Friends is Thursday 9th MARCH.

6.30pm for 7 BOOK NOW with Meredith or AusAPT

WHAT: Autism plus Improv workshop


and Hayden Spencer.

WHERE: Epicentre upstairs, CAULFIELD NTH – details below.

If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition and one of its key features is described as persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts. The symptoms cause clinically significant impairments in social, occupational and other areas of functioning (DSM-5, APA, 2013 pp. 50-51).

  • • There are approximately 30,000 young adults with ASD in Australia.
  • • Only 28% of this group complete tertiary courses post school.
  • • 50% of this group are unemployed.
  • • Less than half of this cohort has friends.
  • • 50 -70% of this group suffer from anxiety and depression.
  • • This group of Australians spend on average 9 hours a day engaged in solitary technology-based activities.

Currently, there are no social skills coaching programs for young adults with ASD in Australia. Neary, P., Gilmore, L., and Ashburner, J. 2015. ‘Post-school needs of young people with high- functioning autism spectrum disorder.’ Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 18:1- 11.

Code Blue for Autism, was founded by Helen and Michael Whelan in Brisbane, Queensland. Helen has a background in the Creative Arts, Nursing and Michael is a performer, musician, writer, and esteemed academic who has led numerous research projects working with young people with autism.

In 2017, in the absence of any suitable social skill programs for their autistic son, Helen and Michael designed and developed the Chill program for young adults on the autism spectrum. To them, this situation was an ‘emergency’, or in medical terms a ‘Code Blue’. Since then, they have become the industry leaders in this arena.

Links between type and autism will be explored in this fascinating workshop.


Meredith will present the results of her small sample of People with Autism and Aspergers + AHDH who have completed the MBTI inventory. She will also discuss her observations on a number of children/adolescents on the ASD scale.

” 10 people have completed the MBTI and confirmed in discussion. I will be asking our participants to consider their hunches before giving the results. The observation of a number of children has also led to some likely TYPE preferences; as these are relatives there has been extensive observation to draw upon.  Russell is also familiar with TYPE and will share his observations of the young people he has been working with,” Meredith Fuller OAM Psychologist


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Sands of Time: Revisiting AusAPT’s first conference—Phil Kerr

The Australian Association for Psychological Type (AusAPT) was formed in October 1991 at Australia’s first type conference, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Australian Perspectives. The fledgling association’s leaders immediately set about convening another conference, this time in AusAPT’s own name. The first issue of the Australian Journal for Psychological Type (March 1992) announced that: The newly formed [AusAPT] will hold its first National Conference on the Sunshine Coast, at Twin Waters Resort, commencing on Wednesday, 30 September 1992. This conference seeks to explore all aspects of Psychological Type including application and practice in the field, research, the concerns of practitioners and others, (more…)

The Most Common Enneagram Types of Each MBTI Type—Joyce Meng

October 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am Australia/Sydney

The Most Common Enneagram Types of Each MBTI Type | How the Enneagram Intersects with the 16 Types

A current trend in the MBTI community is the heavy incorporation of the Enneagram.

The presentation will be geared around the most common Enneagram types for each of the 16 types. I describe an overview of the Enneagram types, how it overlays with the MBTI, and why it is becoming a trend in the MBTI community to combine these two systems.

The session outcome will be to teach people about the correlations between the Enneagram and MBTI and to teach the basics of the Enneagram. Audience members will walk away with a better understanding of type and why the Enneagram is becoming more popular in the MBTI community.

Joyce Meng

Joyce Meng

Joyce is a multi-disciplined typology practitioner, coach and profiler, and the founder of TypeTalks. As a certified MBTI® Master practitioner, Enneagram coach, master NLP practitioner, and certified Gallup® CliftonStrengths coach, Joyce entered the world of typology and coaching to fulfill her love for helping others and her passion for psychology. Her business was founded upon the community of type enthusiasts she created through her YouTube channel, TypeTalks. To learn more, here is a link to her YT channel:

This is a session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members. $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference

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$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

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Creating a Type Community and Business in Japan—Harumi Gondo

October 8, 2022 @ 2:45 pm 3:45 pm Australia/Sydney

Creating a Type Community and Business in Japan – How I went from charging 100 to 100,000 yen a session

Harumi Gondo got off the plane from the US to Tokyo 9 years ago. She barely spoke the language and experienced severe culture shock in Japan. She went from knowing nothing about the culture and knowing no one to managing a busy type community of mothers and a growing business contracting the team of mothers who have now become expert practitioners in Type.

She will share her experiences with Japanese mothers, who highly prioritize conformity and keeping their mouth shut. She will also share her experience in building a growth-based Type community and how she as an ENFJ avoided poverty and poor health to achieving a six figure income through knowing and developing her Type.

Harumi Gondo

Harumi Gondo

Harumi Gondo was certified in MBTI in 2013 and began training others in Type the day after she was certified. She has over 8000 hours of training experience. She established a type-based community in Japan and founded a company that runs training for companies.

This is a session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members. $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference

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$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

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